After an initial run of dates in its home state of Texas, Old 97’s head to points north and west including Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The band then moves east to cities including Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia and New York. More dates are expected to be added.

Blame It On Gravity sees Old 97’s return to its early form, with elements of rock, punk, classic country and pop that is the band’s hallmark.

“It’s really exciting,” says Rhett Miller, the band’s lead singer and songwriter. “I read an interview with Randy Newman where he said that if your work is as good at 50 as it was at 20, you’ve won the battle. We’re nowhere near fifty, but I feel like this collection of songs is the best we’ve ever done. And I LOVED our earlier albums.”

Known for its high-voltage live shows, Old 97’s formed in Dallas and released its album debut, Hitchhike To Rhome, the next year. Its acclaimed 1996 effort, Wreck Your Life, caught the attention of Elektra Records and a legion of fans.